Planning a move? Need to re-organize your life? Here are 10 tips to help you when moving

This post will identify some tips and tricks to help you in the moving process. Here are 10 tips to help you when moving. 

Movin’ n Groovin’

This post will identify some tips and tricks to help you in the moving process. Whether your moving apartments, houses, or across the country the process of packing everything and moving to a new location can be a source of anxiety for many. Here are 10 tips to help you when moving. 

#1 – Start Early

Time will help you prepare and get organized. If you have clutter do not underestimate how long it may take you to purge.

#2 – Start with non-essentials

You will probably need your everyday items up until the day of the move. If you’re looking for somewhere to start, consider the non-essentials first.

#3 – Create a list

I would recommend this for any area in your life. Lists save lives! Stay on top of your to-do tasks by making detailed lists.

#4 – Use soft items for packing

Forget the costly packing beads, Styrofoam, & bubble wrap. Simply use your soft items for packing delicates.

#5 – Purge as you go

Do not be afraid to throw away any unnecessary items. If it doesn’t live in a place, it shouldn’t be in your space.

#6 – Label everything

Labels and tags will help you when organizing your new place.

#7 – Map out your new place

Another way to help transition into the new place is to map the space out before you get there.

#8 – Recruit friends

Probably the most important part of any move. Many hands make light work.

#9 – Give everyone a job

It’s your space, it’s okay to delegate.

#10 – Unpack and enjoy your new place

Use a systematic unpacking system and tap into your style to show who you are in your new place!

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Another One Fights The Dust – Stay germ-free this season with tips on how to keep it clean

Fall is in the air. Summer waves goodbye as we head into harvest season. This post will discuss the easy way to keep it clean this season and avoid a nasty cold.

Fall is in the air. Summer waves goodbye as we head into harvest season. Shoes start to get dirty, and floors are now tracked with stains from the outdoors. This post will discuss the easy way to keep it clean this season and avoid a nasty cold.

Maintaining an orderly room or office allows friends and colleagues to see you are an organized and considerate person. Darwin’s research supports the theory that those with a cleanlier appearance are more likely to find partners during mating season.

Yes, that means what you think it does. Stay clean my friends.

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Natural Products

There are many common household items you can use to keep your place looking orderly and germ free.  Here’s a list of common, environmentally friendly products which can be used alone or in combination.

  • Baking Soda – cleans, deodorizes, softens water, scours
  • Soap – unscented soap found in liquid form, powders or bars are biodegradable and will clean just about anything
  • Lemon Juice – one of the strongest food-acids, effective against most household bacteria
  • White Vinegar – cuts grease, removes mildew, odors, some stains and wax build-up
  • Cornstarch – can be used to clean windows, polish furniture, and shampoo carpets and rugs.

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Traditional Products

There are many multi-purpose cleaners on shelves that do a fine job cleaning up harsh messes. Unlike natural products, ingredients found in traditional cleaning products can be very harmful and contain many toxins. The following toxic offenders are found in some traditional cleaners:

  • Phthalates – found in air fresheners, dish soap, and even toilet paper creates the fragrance of some products. It is a known endocrine disrupter. A better alternative is the fragrance-free option, or a product with natural essential oils
  • Sodium Hydroxide – found in oven cleaners and drain-cleaning products this chemical also known as lye, is extremely corrosive: If it touches your skin or gets in your eyes, it can cause severe burns. A better alternative is baking soda and vinegar.

I hope you can see the value in cleaning with natural products, it’s cleaner for your health and better for the environment. To round out germ-free tips this season, here are 3 of the dirtiest places we forget to clean.

  • Light switches – Light switches are the most touched areas in our home and collect a lot of germs! Those freshly washed hands get contaminated the second you turn off the light behind you.
  • Floor Vents – Clean them by removing them and hand washing in your sink with dish soap, or you can even pop it in the dishwasher.
  • Inside Cabinet Doors – Make it a habit to wipe the handles, tops and insides of the cabinet doors.

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